Nate Alexander '17
Rachel Svetanoff '15 M.S.
Empathy Drives Alumna in Global Health Adventures
Life experiences fuel alumna's drive to provide basic necessities to those without.
D.J. Reyes '79
Bringing Support and Treatment to Veterans in Need
Alum serves as an advocate for fellow veterans in Tampa's Veterans Treatment Court.
Dr. Robert Winn '87
Breaking Barriers in Cancer Care and Community-Building
As the first Black leader of a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, alum prioritizes patient care and community-building.
Bob Solis '84
Welcoming Children with Open Arms
Alum offers family to children orphaned by AIDS in South Africa
Kate Turner '12
Advancing Equity at the Intersection of Technology and Policy
Alumna devotes research to improving socio-technical systems — making anything from public transit to nuclear power more equitable.
John Gallo '83
Representing the Least Among Us
Alum spends his second act representing the poor and underserved as head of Legal Aid Chicago.
John Kouris '96
Keeping His Captain's Memory Alive
More than 20 years after Demetrius DuBose '93 was shot and killed by police, former teammate John Kouris '96 seeks to keep is memory alive in new documentary film.
Ben Finley '60
Building A Brotherhood on the Slopes
After a lifetime creating opportunities for Black skiers, Ben Finley '60 is set to enter the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.
Strengthening His Community Amid Crisis and Loss
Despite a devastating loss, Global Health alum uses his passion for service to strengthen his community.
Erin Clarke '08
Making Healthy Eating Accessible — and Delicious
Alumna uses platform to make healthy eating accessible, affordable, and delicious.
Laura and Steve Brown '95
Building A Catholic Worker Community in Charlottesville
Couple has dedicated themselves to offering affordable housing and a stable community at their Catholic Worker urban homestead in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tom Lillig '95
What’s Within You
Drive to break barriers motivates alum in nonprofit work to "unleash the potential of the human spirit."
Rudy Monterrosa '01 J.D.
Fighting for Asylum Seekers in the Legal System
Law School alum and adjunct professor practices immigration law and provides pro bono assistance to asylum seekers in Texas.
Jeanette Shakalli ’07
Making Math Education Fun and Accessible in Latin America
"I want people to continue to discover the beauty and the richness of mathematics. And in this way, we can improve math education in Panama and in the world.”
More Stories of the ND Family Doing Good
Be The Light: Volume 6
Members of the Notre Dame family continue to devote their talents, time, and resources to bring an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and support the ill, at-risk, and vulnerable in numerous ways.
Alex Jones '15
Catholic Meditation? There's an App for That
A team of alums have taken the popular meditation app model and given it a Catholic flavor.
Paul ’80 and Cindy ’81 Stark
Changing the World, One Child at a Time
Husband and wife alums pursue their vocation through fostering and adoption.
ND Alumni Fighting to End the Global Pandemic
Be The Light: Volume 5
Members of the ND family continue to support and serve the ill and vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Laura Kelly Fanucci '03
The Binds That Tie: On Motherhood and Social Distancing
Alumna reflects on motherhood and friendship in the time of coronavirus.
Laura Spiegel '02
Redefining Support for Parents of Children with Chronic Illness
Alumna creates a virtual community for families of children with special health care needs.
Be The Light: Sr. Katherine Seibert, M.D., ’67 M.S., ’73 PhD
Alumna continues using her gift to serve patients in need.
Forces for Good During The Global Pandemic
Be The Light: Volume 3
More stories of alumni, parents, and friends being forces for good during the global pandemic
ND Family on the Front Lines During A Global Pandemic
Be The Light: Volume 1
Sharing stories of the Notre Dame family fighting against COVID-19
Adele Bruggeman '13
Fusing Sports and Girls Development In Cape Town
Alumna aims to empower girls through sports in South Africa.
Michael Brennan '84
Providing a Welcome Refuge at the Border
Alum is committing his empty-nest years to serving refugees at the border.
Fabián Sánchez Matus ’15 LLM & Lorena Bazay Dulanto ’15 LLM
Building a Legal Movement for Human Rights
Husband and wife are fighting for human rights in the Mexican legal system
Kitty Ryan ’79, Bob Wegener ’80 & Neal Mongold ’80
Trio of Architects Serves Boston’s Most Vulnerable
Notre Dame alums marry expertise with passion for social justice
Nicole Rodriguez '14
Fighting For Equality On and Off the Field
Alumna fighting for fair pay and conditions with Puerto Rican National Team
Maria Gibbs '17 PhD and Dustin Mix '10, '13 M.S., '13 M.S.
Solving Small-Town Problems With High-Tech
Ellie Adelman '12 M.A.
Building a ‘Village’ for Refugee Women
Alumna supports refugee mothers in Denver
Tralynna Scott '06
Serving The Cherokee Nation
Alumna appointed to Cabinet of Cherokee Nation